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Tickets for our launch party are now on sale! Join us at the O2 Academy Bristol on the 30th September 2016 for a celebration of creativity. Featuring live music performances, short films and art installations. Buy your tickets now! Show your interest on facebook

Freedom of Mind presents a conference unlike any you have been to before. This all-day event will explore young people’s emotional wellbeing and discuss the factors that impact upon it. Bringing together young people who use mental health services and those who provide them. Book now to attend this unique event. View the event poster here orRead more

This weekend our volunteer Jon Aitken went on BBC Radio Bristol’s Dr. Phil Hammond Show to chat about anxiety, the Internet and Freedom of Mind Festival. About a month ago I published a video on my YouTube channel describing my experiences with anxiety. It detailed how it manifests itself as a physical, gnawing sensation inRead more

Caitlin – a good friend of Freedom of Mind Festival – has been taking antidepressants for a while now and recently came off them. She chose to mark the occasion with a wonderfully honest account of why she had been unable to drink alcohol for nearly a year. If you have seen or spoken toRead more

What do you think about trigger warnings? Useful or unnecessary? A Freedom of Mind Festival volunteer shares some quick thoughts on why we use them. TW: this post mentions topics such as violence, assault and Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder (PTSD.) Talking about mental health issues can be difficult at the best of times, regardless as to whetherRead more

Vlogger Jon Aitken chats about his experiences with anxiety, where it all started and how it’s going for him now. Trigger warning: this video mentions anxiety and depression, and a wee bit of swearing. Hey! My name’s Jon and I’ve had anxiety for the last couple of years.

An anonymous volunteer from Freedom of Mind Festival explains why opening up and talking about mental health is such an important issue to them. When considering what to write here I couldn’t come up with a topic that I would have been comfortable writing without anonymity. This is what Freedom of Mind means to me.

Freedom of Mind Festival co-founder, Katie Finch, gives a personal account of what Freedom of Mind means to her and why it’s so important to talk about mental health and emotional wellbeing. TW: self harm and suicide. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am very open when it comes to discussing my mental health andRead more


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